National Education News (From The Other Blog)

In case you're interested, here are some of the best recent posts from my other blog, This Week In Education:

[Cindy] McCain Loves For-Profit Charter Schools, Too

Not

to be left out of this whole education "debate," Senator McCain sent

his wife Cindy to visit one of New York's first charter schools last

week. Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem school serves roughly 300

kids in K-4 --...

Reading More Words, But Not Getting Smarter

Another

article from the Atlantic that might be of interest to educators and

parents: Thanks to the ubiquity of text on the Internet, not to mention

the popularity of text-messaging on cell phones, we may well be reading

more today...

What Happens To TFAers After Their Commitment Is Over?

Last

week I had the chance to meet with three of the four TFA alums who are

featured in Donna Foote's new book, Relentless Pursuit, to get an

update on what the response to the book has been and how...

How Debate Lost Its Soul -- And Might Get It Back

HBO is premiering its documentary about two different high school debate teams tonight. You might want to check it out.

Colbert Report On Florida Teacher Fired For Being A Wizard

As

first reported in Jeff Solocheck's blog, the Gradebook, the Colbert

Report did indeed come to Florida to investigate news of the teacher

fired for being a wizard.

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